The Devil's Eyes

The trailer that everyone wants to see is HERE!

Trailer plus exclusive scene of Camp Blood

SDCC 2015 closes out with Awesomeness.

This is going to be a must see!

Friday, September 4, 2015

Spoilers Leak For The Walking Dead Season 6


Walking Dead Season 6

The Walking Dead is based on the comic book series written by Robert Kirkman, this gritty drama portrays life in the weeks and months following a zombie apocalypse. Led by police officer Rick Grimes, his family and a group of other survivors find themselves constantly on the move in search of a safe and secure home. But the pressure each day to stay alive sends many in the group to the deepest depths of human cruelty, and Rick discovers that the overwhelming fear of the survivors can be more deadly than the zombies walking among them.

Spoilers Below

During the mid-season finale, many of the main characters find themselves needing to cover themselves in walker guts and organs as a horde has infiltrated Alexandria and they need to find their way to safety. This group includes Rick, Michonne, Father G, Carl, Jessie, Ron, and Sam, all of whom are walking hand-in-hand. Then things devolve into serious chaos as Sam gets grabbed and begins to get eaten. Jessie desperately tries to save him, meanwhile refusing to let go of Carl’s hand. In a desperate move to save his son, Rick chops off her hand, causing her to fall into the arms, and teeth, of the walkers. Furious, Ron aims his gun at Rick to shoot him and Carl dives in the way to save his father, getting his eye shot in the process. Michonne kills Ron, Rick loses it, and they all manage to escape. Nothing is known about what Father G is doing during this whole situation.

This is a directly lifted from the comic, but in the book Carl gets his eye accidentally shot out by Douglas. However, this seems like a set up for Rick to hate and distrust humans nearly as much as the walkers, which is already a path he seems intent on walking.

Remember that none of this will be 100% confirmed until the episode airs, but if you want to stay up-to-date on every little spoiler check out The Spoiling Dead Fans on Facebook.


SF: Deep Red & Tenebre

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This week Forest & Cory take a trip to Italy to drink in a pair of giallo films from famed horror filmmaker Dario Argento. Forest revisits a favorite of his, Deep Red and Cory checks out Tenebre.

The horror duo also chat about Forests weekend "ca-brewing" trip, Owen Wilson's new film No Escape and remembering the life and works of horror legend Wes Craven. All this and the guys wonder, "Is Dario Argento a maniac?". For more Slaughter Film news and reviews, as well as show notes and special events, make sure to visit our website; SlaughterFilm.com.


TIME CODE
00:00 Introduction & Chat
14:49 Forest reviews Deep Red
32:02 Know Your Horror Trivia
33:51 Cory reviews Tenebre
56:37 Comments & Conclusion

Thursday, September 3, 2015

TCM Prequel 'Leatherface' Makes No Sense


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 Set for release in 2016, and directed by Inside filmmakers Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo, Leatherface is being billed as a prequel to the original Texas Chain Saw Massacre, telling the origin story of a young Leatherface. The prequel will go further back into the character’s history than ever before and by doing that will make things even more complicated to understand.

Here is the synopsis for the movie: A young nurse is kidnapped by a group of violent teens who escape from a mental hospital and take her on a road trip from hell. Pursued by an equally deranged lawman out for revenge, one of these teens is destined for tragedy and horrors that will destroy his mind, molding him into the monster we now call Leatherface.

What I'm gathering here is that Bubba 'Leatherface' Sawyer isn't actually a Sawyer. He is just a crazy kid who escapes from a mental institution, with other crazy kids. Now if he is already crazy, what the hell could possibly destroy his mind making him crazier? Add to that, how does he become a member of the Sawyer family and doesn't this idea conflict with the fact that he actually is the son of  Drayton Sawyer?

Now remember they are ignoring the remakes, so none of that stuff counts. Just parts 1,2,3,4 and 3D fall in this series. Taking that into account, in 3D Verna explains who Bubba is and that he, along with Heather, is the last living Sawyer. Wouldn't she explain he was adopted if that was the case?  Okay lets play this next scenario out.

Maybe Bubba is a Sawyer who got locked up in a mental institution, but how would that happen? There is no way they would have let him get placed inside an institution. Also Grandpa is the one who started the tradition of catching and eating people, so Bubba would have grown up that way. I doubt anything could destroy a person's mind if their day consisted of hunting and cooking people for dinner.

My point, even if there is one, is this. This movie doesn't sound like a prequel at all. It sounds like a bait-and-switch to get fans of the original series on board by saying it's a "prequel". At this point I wouldn't be surprised if this was worse than part 4 and that's a hard thing to do. 

Monday, August 31, 2015

Tony Todd Voicing Zoom In The Flash Season 2


 Flash Season 2

Variety broke the news earlier today that The Flash series has landed our favorite bee charmer, Tony Todd (Hatchet, Candyman), as the voice of DC Comics villain [Professor?] Zoom in season two.
Zoom will begin his assault on The Flash Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) beginning in episode two, “Flash of Two Worlds.”

Andrew Kreisberg says “Last year, with the Reverse-Flash, we just modulated Tom Cavanagh’s voice, and this year we wanted to do something a little bit different, part of the mystery of the season is who or what is underneath the Zoom outfit, and so we wanted to do something like James Earl Jones as Darth Vader — this iconic voice coming out of this mask. Last year, we thought of the Reverse-Flash as a speed warrior; this year, Zoom is like a speed demon, and no one does demon-voice better than Tony Todd.”

Kreisberg compares Zoom’s appearance to Venom in Marvel’s Spider-Man, revealing, “The Zoom outfit is much more organic than the Reverse-Flash suit. In a way, it’s hard to tell if it is a suit or alive… There’s no skin showing, for all you know there’s a robot underneath, or dark energy.”

Unlike last season, which revealed that Cavanagh’s Harrison Wells, Eobard Thawne in disguise, was the Reverse-Flash fairly early on, Kreisberg says the producers intend to draw out the mystery of Zoom “like a horror movie — ‘who’s the killer? Who’s under the mask?'”



Sunday, August 30, 2015

Wes Craven Horror Icon Has Died [1939-2015]


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Iconic Horror Director Wes Craven died Sunday in Los Angeles after a battle with brain cancer, according to multiple reports. He was 76.

The news of his death was confirmed by a representative to The Daily Beast and in a statement from his family released to Buzzfeed. "It is with deep sadness we inform you that Wes Craven passed away at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 30, after battling brain cancer," the statement reads. "He was 76 years old. Craven was surrounded by love, in the presence of his family at home in Los Angeles."

The filmmaker made his writing/directing debut with The Last House on the Left in 1972, unnerving moviegoers five years later with X-rated road-trip slasher The Hills Have Eyes. Hills spawned four sequels, including two reboot installments in the mid-2000s (Craven co-wrote 2007's The Hills Have Eyes 2 with his son, Jonathan Craven). But he made his most indelible mark with A Nightmare On Elm Street in 1984, introducing the fedora-wearing, metal-glove-clad serial killer Freddy Krueger into pop culture. Starring Johnny Depp in one of his earliest roles, the box-office triumph was continued by eight sequels (the most recent, a 2010 reboot of the same name).

Other notable credits include the Scream franchise, drama Music of the Heart with Meryl Streep, Rachel McAdams thriller Red Eye and episodes of The Twilight Zone in the mid-'80s.

Friday, August 28, 2015

Lost After Dark 80's Style Throwback [Review]

Lost After Dark

Lost After Dark is a film about A group of teens that sneak out of their high school dance to go on a trip to a friend's cabin. They decide to steal a big yellow bus and have some unsupervised fun for the weekend, but when their bus runs out of gas on a deserted road, they discover an old farmhouse and a cannibal killer living inside.

First things first, we have been hit with quite a few movies that claim to be a "throwback" to the 80's, but in reality they're just a pile of steaming poo that is created to cash-in on a subset of genre fans who happen to love the decade (myself included). Of course there are the few that are good, but they really play up the comedy aspect and most times it doesn't feel genuine. I'm happy to say Lost After Dark doesn't go the steaming pile of poo route or the campy "haha" trail either. Nope, this is a solid played straight horror film that would have made a decent splash if released between 1980-89. 

Let me cut to the chase and get to what matters. The practical FX are pretty awesome in the film. All the kills sell really well and look amazing. I'm talking sweat pitchfork kills and people being drilled in the back with hand powered augers. If you're going to do a 80's themed slasher this is how you do it. Only one shot did I notice CGI and that was a decap scene but it was only a few frames, yet it still sells and doesn't detract from the wonderful practical FX. 

The most shocking part of the film, to me, was the score. I didn't expect to hear such an awesome composition of sound. I figured it would be okay, but this was a thing of beauty. Eric Allaman and/or Yan Perchuk do what all great composers should do and that's to help sell each kill and build the suspense, when needed, with sound. Seriously, excellent score.  

The only thing that comes off "rough" in the film is the acting. Now I'm not talking about Robert Patrick who brings it home as Mr.C, it's more the male leads excluding Jesse Camacho. Jesse nails the role of guy stuck in the friend zone and comes off real. The other guys just seem a bit too stiff and unnatural with their dialogue. However, the females really kill their respective roles. Lanie McAuley, Eve Harlow and Elise Gatien shine the brightest here and deliver outstanding performances. 

Lost After Dark is a true 80's slasher through-and-through. They played it straight and didn't ham it up one bit, and for that I thank them. Ian Kessner and Bo Ransdell knocked it out of the park and delivered a film that they and fans alike can be proud of.  Now only one question remains, when's the sequel coming?

Rating: 7.5/10.0 Stars

Check out LOST AFTER DARK right now on Google Play

SF: Apaches & Return to Oz - Kindertrauma Edition

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This week Forest & Cory take a look at another pair of "Kinder Trauma" films. Forest looks Apaches, at a public service announcement from the UK about farm safety. Cory watches the notoriously creepy film Return to Oz.

The horror duo also chat about the Ashley Madison & Jared "Subway" Fogle sex scandals, the validity of film rating websites like Rotten Tomatoes, and Elvira will soon get her own animated series. All this and Forest pisses off Scientologists by watching Going Clear -- a Scientology expose. For more Slaughter Film news and reviews, as well as show notes and special events, make sure to visit our website; SlaughterFilm.com.


TIME CODE
00:00 Introduction & Chat
21:32 Forest reviews Apaches
35:58 Know Your Horror Trivia
38:14 Cory reviews Return to Oz
68:18 Comments & Conclusion

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Hemlock Grove Releases Final Season Teaser

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The series is from Gaumont International Television and executive producer Eli Roth. Hemlock Grove is based on Brian McGreevy’s novel of the same name. Showrunner Charles H. (Chic) Eglee will return for the ten-episode final season, which is slated to stream on Netflix beginning October 23 2015.

In the second season, the town of Hemlock Grove continued to come to grips with the shocking massacre incurred by one of its deadliest creatures. Roman (Bill Skarsgard) and Peter (Landon Liboiron) faced new responsibilities and the realities that come with adulthood. Roman struggled with his relationship with his mother (Famke Janssen) as he wrestled with his unwanted Upir birthright and the disappearance of his sister, Shelley (Madeleine Martin). Peter moved in with Destiny (Kaniehtiio Horn) and was forced to get a job after his mother was sent away.

Meanwhile, in search of a new life, newcomer Miranda Cates (Madeline Brewer), embarked on Hemlock Grove with an unknowingly profound effect on Peter and Roman. And Norman (Dougray Scott), still reeling from the loss of his family, faced the harsh truth about those he loved.